DALLAS (AP) — Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks were determined to beat the NBA's hottest team and earn a signature road win.
Jennings had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Bucks rallied from a 20-point second-quarter deficit for a 103-99 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night to stop Dallas' 12-game winning streak.
Andrew Bogut contributed 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Keyon Dooling added 16 points for the Bucks, who won their fourth in five games.
"They were on a winning streak, 12 games in a row, so to come in and get a win, it's big," Jennings said after the Bucks earned their third road victory in 11 tries this season.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points and Shawn Marion had 14 for the Mavericks, who hadn't lost since Nov. 19 to Chicago. Dallas had won eight straight at home over the Bucks.
"This was a game we should have won, a game we clearly had under control," Dallas' Tyson Chandler said. "We let them back in it."
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle had been downplaying the streak, saying he was more interested in his team showing overall improvement. But the Mavs should have been on alert after wasting a 25-point lead on Saturday night before coming back to beat Utah.
"This kind of slippage we've seen all too often," Carlisle said. "I've got to coach harder, the players have got to be more conscientious, we've got to do better than we did tonight."
Jennings went 9 for 19 from the field, hitting 3 of 4 from 3-point range
Carlisle said Jennings' second-half body language indicated the Mavs were in trouble.
"He was very determined," Carlisle said.